Complexity theory Archive

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Found in Translation: Rafael Vetromille-Castro Lecture

“Complexity Theory and Applied Linguistics: insights from language (teacher) development and the classroom” Since 1997, when Larsen-Freeman published the first article bringing together Complexity Theory and Applied Linguistics, there has been growing interest in how this paradigm – grounded in Mathematics and Physics – can deal with recurrent questions in the language field.  Research has…

Lecture by Glenn Levine, November 5, 2010

The Ecology of the Foreign-Language Literature Classroom: Complexity Theory as a Model for Pedagogy by Glenn Levine, Associate Professor, University of California - Irvine. In recent years, complexity theory has been adapted from the natural and physical sciences as a sort of meta-theory for applied linguistics. The purpose of this presentation is to show how…

Lecture by Diane Larsen Freeman, April 13, 1999

Chaos/Complexity Theory and Second Language Acquisition Research: Transcending Differences by Diane Larsen Freeman, Professor of Applied Linguistics, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.